recent violence in Charlottesville is one painfully visible reminder of the
division, distrust, and hateful extremism that is on the rise in the United
States. Since January, there have been more than 65 bomb threats against Jewish
Community Centers in 27 states, and as our politics become more divided, the
time for critical, civil dialogue is now. Join the City Club of the Mahoning Valley for its first Views & Brews event, a free
discussion on extremism, racism, and violence in America today, the root
causes, and what we can do as citizens to counter this growing threat. Panelists
include: Tiffany M.B. Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant
Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies, Youngstown State
UniversityJacob Ari Labendz, Ph.D., Clayman Assistant Professor of Judaic and
Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State UniversityDolores V. Sisco, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English and Director
of American Studies, Youngstown State University&n...
MOCA Cleveland is partnering with For Freedoms, an artist-run Super PAC founded by artists Hank Willis
Thomas and Eric Gottesman, in a two-year
residency focused on a series of free, quarterly Town Hall discussions.
Co-produced with The City Club of Cleveland, the nation’s oldest continuous
forum for free speech, these programs provide
safe platforms for topical conversations that seek to encourage a more active,
collaborative, inclusive, and empathic community. Inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s historic Four Freedoms speech outlining four
essential human rights, the September program explores freedom from fear through the subject of migration. This event features
panelists born outside of the United States who now live in this country, many
of them in Cleveland. Using a method called Question Bridge, the
panelists--along with anyone in the audience who self-identifies as an
immigrant--will ask and respond to each other’s questions. The discussion will
On September 17, 2017, the United States will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrates that entire week and encourages Americans "to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen." Since 1965, the number of immigrants living in the U.S. has more than quadrupled, accounting for more than 13.4 percent of the population and reaching its peak in 2015 at 43.2 million. Twenty-seven percent of immigrants are permanent residents. In 2016, 750,000 plus people became naturalized American citizens. Assistant Commissioner Kavita Pawria-Sanchez oversees
interagency initiatives to advance immigrant inclusion across New York City
government. She also served for five years as Executive Director of the Office
of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs at NYC’s social service agency where she
spearheaded policies and programmatic strategies to meet c...
Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability. In 1981, Isabel Allende began her first book, The House of the Spirits, as a letter to her 100-year old grandfather who was dying in Chile. The book was immediately an international bestseller and launched her career as the most widely-read author writing in Spanish. Over the course of her career, she has written more than 20 books, ranging from plays to memoirs to children’s books, translated into more than 35 languages with more than 67 million copies sold. Despite her diverse repertoire of manuscripts, she is most well-known as a prominent feminist voice committed to telling the stories of strong women. Allende has received numerous awards for her work, including the Chilean National Prize for Literature (2010) and the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction (2010). In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
This event is sold out. Call (216) 621-0082 to be placed on a waiting list. Mayor Frank G. Jackson is seeking a fourth four-year term as Mayor of Cleveland and he is facing eight challengers. The top two finishers in the September 12 primary will advance to the general election on November 7. In keeping with City Club tradition, all mayoral candidates whose candidacy has been verified by the Board of Elections were invited to participate in this primary debate. Participating candidates include:Eric BrewerBrandon E. ChrostowskiFrank G. JacksonJeff JohnsonRobert KiloTony Madalone Bill PatmonZack ReedDyrone Smith Join us as the candidates explain their platforms and differences and why they deserve your vote in a 90 minute debate moderated by ideastream® senior reporter/producer Rick Jackson. Location: Junior Ballroom | Global Center for Health Innovation 1 St Clair Ave NE  ...